One-of-a-kind house with breathtaking views on the market for first time

Plas yr Eifl near Trefor is a unique, contemporary home with stunning views
-Credit: (Image: Fine & Country, North Wales estate agents)

An incredible one-of-a kind house with magnificent views has gone on the market. This contemporary country home in Trefor sits in 3.4 acres of grounds and is within walking distance of the beach.

Welcome to Plas Yr Eifl, a residence that transcends the ordinary and offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a truly standout home in a location that is nothing short of breathtaking. Nestled amidst the dramatic landscapes of North Wales, this unique property has been individually designed, say Fine and Country estate agents.

To the south, the dramatic peaks of Yr Eifl rise majestically, revealing intriguing historical quarry workings that operated from 1850 to 1963. To the east., cascading mountain slopes meet the sea, offering a panoramic view of the charming town of Trefor.

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Looking north, the sea views extend to the Isle of Anglesey, with Newborough beach, Holyhead Mountain and the South Stack lighthouse visible on clear days. Or look west across the water.

Plas Yr Eifl has a storied past, originally serving as the Quarry Manager’s House and later transformed into a hotel before suffering fire damage in 2007. It has been lovingly and meticulously designed by the current owners and their renowned local architect.

Enter through a grand reception hall on the ground floor, where there is a practical boot room, and a utility room. The main open-plan living space is on the first floor, complete with balconies.

A guest suite with its own sun terrace offers a private retreat for visitors. There is a third double bedroom, while a beautiful study provides a serene workspace that could also be used as a fourth double bedroom.

Plas yr Eifl has modern conveniences and eco-friendly features. They include an air source heat pump, underfloor heating, a mechanical Ventilation and Heat Recovery (MVHR) system, and a built-in monitor audio sound system throughout, with Dolby Atmos in the study.

Plas yr Eifl near Trefor is a unique, contemporary home with stunning views
Plas yr Eifl near Trefor is a unique, contemporary home with stunning views -Credit:Fine & Country, North Wales estate agents

It also has triple glazing and Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) for high-speed internet connectivity. The vendors say: “We bought the property in 2015 as a ruin and spent four years having the house built. We have lived in the house for five years.

“The original Plas Yr Eifl was built around the turn of the last century. It belonged to the quarry master of the Yr Eifl granite quarry which was established in 1850. He evidently chose the most attractive location possible for siting his home. T

"he quarry closed in 1963. After that the building became a hotel and later a family residence. In 2005 the Plas burned to the ground. The fire was so severe that even the stone lintels were cracked, making restoration impractical.

"It had been standing as a ruin until we bought it in 2015 and we were able to secure planning approval for a new build house on the site while reusing the beautiful local granite facing for the new house.”

On their favourite room, they say: “All the rooms have beautiful views, so it is difficult to pick a favourite. S loves looking out toward Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) when she is busy in the kitchen, particularly as the sun is rising behind it.

"R loves the view to the Yr Eifl mountains when he is sitting at the dining table. Every day the massive walls of the Tre’r Ceiri Iron Age hill fort and the sheer cliffs below are illuminated in a different way.

"Watching the South Stack lighthouse at the westernmost tip of Anglesey flash every 10 seconds is a very peaceful way to end the day while sitting in front of the fire in the lounge.”

They added: "We love the large rooms, high ceilings and the huge granite island. There is both a breakfast balcony overlooking Snowdonia (Eryri) and the Caernarfon Bay seaside to the northeast and a sunset balcony overlooking the Irish Sea to the northwest. The house is warm, secure and energy efficient.”

The locals are friendly too. “We have fantastic neighbours. They are always willing to lend a hand if necessary, but we all respect each other’s privacy as well. The community in general is welcoming and friendly.”

A short walk will take you to the Welsh Coastal Path and the incredible Trefor Stacks, a renowned North Wales landmark that adds to the allure of this exceptional home.

* Plas Yr Eifl, Trefor, Gwynedd, is for sale for £1,750,000. This freehold property is in Council Tax Band F.

For more information ring Fine and Country, North Wales estate agents on 01492 550808